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Description

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a medieval-fantasy setting.

A third-person, top-down perspective is used to move around towns. A first-person view is used for overland travel outside of towns. A third-person side view perspective (a la Double Dragon or Final Fight) is used for the combat sequences.

The player is cast in the role of an ordinary young man who discovers that he is really a prince, and the son of the deceased good King Erik. He is charged with traveling around the land of Excalabria to collect the eight magic Rings of Good, defeating a number of boss enemies on the way to confronting the evil King Tsarkon.

Screenshots

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Cemetery
Sword of Vermilion Windows Kaboom!
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Hey, hey, not so many at once!
Sword of Vermilion Genesis In a town

Promo Images

Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Vermilion" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴァーミリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

"There Can Be Only One!" Genesis MasterMegid (902)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Raze Genesis Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Aug 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Genesis May, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 03, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Legendra Genesis 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpot Wii Mar 13, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42

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